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Toddlers - Leaders in Training ( L.I.T) | 16 Months - 2 Years | Serving McLean, VA

Toddler To Pre-K Summer Camp

Monday - Friday, 7:00 am - 6:00 pm

Our Programs Focus On Art Immersion & Language Immersion!

Your Toddler’s Holistic Curriculum Includes:

Language Explorers

Language Stars emphasizes the structure & sounds of world languages such as Spanish, French, & English.

Math Counts

Teaches the presence of math in everyday life as your student learns to identify numbers, patterns, & shapes & builds a strong foundation in math skills with an age-appropriate individualized plan.

Science & Environmental Studies

Science Adventure introduces your toddler to the foundation of STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) as they explore fun experiments emphasizing green living through fun facts & projects.

World Cultures

The SS TEA Steamship travels across the world to learn about different cultures & countries while promoting respect for diverse environments.

Onsite Enrichments

Enrichment classes uncover your child’s hidden talents & abilities while unleashing creativity & strengthening motor skills.

Reading Engagement

Builds a lifelong love of reading through different reading comprehension methods & 1-2-1 primary phonics with teachers.

Leadership Starts

Develops your little leader through confidence-building activities.

Writers Workshop

Promotes creativity & structure as your toddler learns early writing skills.

Music & Movement

Whether they’re an aspiring classical soloist or budding rock star, Rock City® is the go-to for real music education for your toddler.

Physical Fun

Promotes coordination & sportsmanship and challenges skills through yoga, dance, sports, & games.

Mindfulness

Helps your child discover more about themselves as they navigate various team and social settings.

Blooming Arts

Opens the door to the senses with creative art projects, instruments, songs, theater, & movement.

Sensory Play Encourages Whole-Child Development

Sensory play encourages your child to learn through curiosity, exploration, problem-solving, creativity, and discovery. Using a holistic approach to guide your toddler to think, solve, and reflect helps stimulate physical, social, emotional, and academic growth.
Sensory Play Encourages Whole-Child Development
A Well-Rounded Curriculum Boosts Their Cognitive Growth

An award winning entrepreneurial curriculum Boosts Their Cognitive Growth

Your child’s in-house curriculum based on academic and cognitive learning domains includes engaging, guided activities, hands-on lessons, and workbooks that foster new skills and interests in reading, writing, math, science, environmental awareness, art, music, and world languages.

Regulating Emotions & Learning Self-Expression Happens Now

Your little angel has lots of big feelings to navigate. Using positive reinforcement from Conscious Discipline® and Love and Logic®, your toddler learns crucial social-emotional skills like empathy, understanding, and respect while learning how to self-advocate in a calm, healthy way.
Regulating Emotions & Learning Self-Expression Happens Now
Bilingual Exposure Boosts Your Child’s Attention Span

Bilingual Exposure Boosts Your Child’s Attention Span

Did you know that children who engage in more than one language have better attention spans than those exposed to only one language? Your toddler regularly hears 4 languages—English, French, Spanish, and Mandarin, giving their early language development a huge boost!

Enrichment Classes Expand Skills & Boost Confidence

Specialized enrichment classes broaden your child’s physical skills while sharpening their social skills and confidence. Over 12 onsite programs like dance, Lego®, Art 3D, and Etiquette and manners class with High Tea are available for a small fee, while yoga, STEM, and mindfulness come at no extra cost.

Enrichment Classes Expand Skills & Boost Confidence

Wow! Look At All Of These Fantastic Early Learning Enrichments!

Expert Teachers Build Strong Leadership Skills & Confidence

Expert Teachers Build Strong Leadership Skills & Confidence

Expert teachers with over 40 hours of annual training—some even having Bachelor’s or Master’s degrees or PhDs—give your child the building blocks to become the leaders of tomorrow with healthy self-esteem, strong leadership skills, and total confidence.

Direct Messages & Daily Pics With Your Handy Parent App

Staying in touch with your toddler’s progress, milestones, and teachers is almost effortless with your handy Brightwheel™ parent app. Send direct messages, receive cute pictures and videos, get daily updates, progress reports, and more, all through the easy-to-use app.
Direct Messages & Daily Pics With Your Handy Parent App
Daily Outdoor Discovery Helps Build Motor Skills

Daily Outdoor Discovery Helps Build Motor Skills

Your toddler spends time outdoors every day to help clear their minds and strengthen those budding motor skills like agility, balance, and coordination. As they test their abilities in a safe, fenced-in environment, they challenge their skills and encourage new ones.

All-Inclusive Meals Fuel Their Ever-Growing Mind & Body

Skip packing food in the morning—your toddler enjoys a delicious and nutritious breakfast, lunch, and afternoon snack every day at no extra cost to you. Catered menus meet all childhood nutritional standards and consider any dietary allergies and sensitivities.
All-Inclusive Meals Fuel Their Ever-Growing Mind & Body
Trusted Security Measures Keep Your Little One Safe

Trusted Security Measures Keep Your Little One Safe

Your toddler stays safe with trusted security measures that add an extra layer of protection to their day. Have peace of mind with security cameras, restricted access entrances, tall privacy fences, and CPR- and first-aid-trained teachers.

Nature based curriculum and program to blossom the young mindful leader

Nature education is vital for fostering happy children and, subsequently, content adults. The World Happiness Report underscores the role of regular nature connection in personal well-being. Even in an Unburn neighborhood, the T.E.A. Center offers a nature-based holistic curriculum, aiming to instill environmental leadership in children. This equips them to be effective advocates and conservation leaders in their communities, contributing to a happier and sustainable future.

FAQs

Staff works diligently to keep spaces and surfaces clean and sanitized during the day, and a professional cleaning crew does a deep clean every evening. Air purifiers remove harmful dust, germs, allergens, and irritants to keep everyone healthy and happy.
NOT AT ALL! Most of our parents aren’t bilingual – but many pick up many words and phrases from their children! So if you’ve ever wanted to learn Spanish, French, or Mandarin, you get a little fringe benefit of having your child attend the T.E.A. Center!
Actually, it’s the opposite – studies show that learning additional languages at a young age creates new neural pathways in the brain, which has all sorts of benefits, including a greater ability to focus and task switching – both critical life skills that are a huge advantage in school and future work!
The younger you start with a second (or third!) language, the easier it will be for your child, and the greater the benefits. We begin our immersion program here in the Toddler program with 2 hours of instruction in each language per week.
Yes, there is 1-2 hrs per day. If your child does not nap we have quiet time activities.
Breakfast, Lunch and PM snack are all included.
Follows state licensing standards for each age group. 1 teacher for 10 students in preschool and Prek, however at the TE.A. Center – its 1 teacher for 7 students.

World Language begins at 2 years – toddler program
Spanish – 2 hours per week
Mandarin – 2 hours per week
French- 2 hours per week

No – regular school year – August 1 to June 30 of next year.


Summer camp – register by the week for the months of July and August (optional) and families can start later pending availability and the tuition is prorate by the later start date.

The center is closed on- labor day, Thanksgiving, Winter break (between Christmas and Jan. 1), Martin Luther King Day, Presidents Day, and Memorial day – for details Contact Us.

We open a limited number of spots – depending availability -Availability- Contact Us.
Please Contact Us to updated fee information.
Our lead teachers hold  PhD’s, Master’s, Bachelor’s degrees, Associate’s degrees in early childhood education or a minimum CDA.

Assistant Teachers- Holds Bachelor’s degrees, Associate’s degrees, or working towards a CDA. All Teachers and staff are certified in CPR and First Aid, and have Continuing Education and some have Food Handler certificates. All leads teachers have 100+ hrs of T.E.A. Center Standards and Curriculum training with continuing education of 40+ hrs annually.

Teacher qualifications
State T.E.A. Center Staff
12 hrs 40 +hrs
Lead education CDA PhD to CD’s
Lead Training hrs to start 0 100 hrs

The average tenure of teachers is 2+ years  

The average tenure of our leadership is 5+ years. Rest assured of the consistency of care and administration of policies and procedures.

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